Margaret Ann Ray

Jan 02, 2017

Loved By All

Margaret Ann Ray, 85, of Waynesville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Margaret Ray is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Everret Ray; daughter, Mary Evelyn Ray; mother, Mary Lou Curtis; stepfather, Nelson Curtis; father, Will Raines; great-grandson, Tyler Patrick Inman; great granddaughter, Ambrosia Hooper; son-in-law, James Whisenant; and brothers, Thomas, Gordon and Albert Raines.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Sandra Gail Whisenant, Dolores Darlene Inman and Susan Renee (Jeff) Hopper; sons, Terry Lee Ray, of Texas, Jimmy Ray, and Johnny (Lisa) Ray; 18 grandchildren, Darin Inman, Jackie Inman, Tasha Aldridge, Jamie Kalis, Roger Ray, Heidi Frazier, Hannah Hopper, Wesley Hopper, Shawnna Hopper, Brian Pressley, Matthew Pressley, Cody Ray, Shawn Ray, Heather Ray, Chatea Ray, Matthew Ray, Jennifer Leming, Daniel Coleman; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Smoky Mountain Chapel with Pastor Phillip Wyatt officiating. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Burial will follow services at Greenhill Cemetery.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at